A longstanding Ottawa tech firm has found its niche in Canada’s emerging cannabis market. March Networks announced Tuesday that it’s landed a deal to provide video surveillance of retail dispensaries for one of the country’s largest pot producers.
Though it wouldn’t name names, March said in a release that the customer is a publicly-traded cannabis producer with multiple brands and a global presence.
March’s surveillance technologies provide both security and operational insights in the cannabis space. The enterprise software side of the company gives clients data on customer wait times, transaction information and compliance regulations.
Four years after the University of Ottawa opened its first satellite campus in Kanata North, the university is expanding its presence in the tech park.
In the United States, where law mandates cannabis must be tracked from seed to sale, the company’s technology tags weed throughout the production and sale process.
CEO Peter Strom told Techopia Live recently that cannabis is a train that the nearly-two-decades-old firm has “seen coming down the tunnel for a long time.”